Re: Still Beaming 3 Weeks Later
posted at 7/8/2011 11:19 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Still Beaming 3 Weeks Later
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Still Beaming 3 Weeks Later : Someone needs to make a list of all the legendary aspects surrounding this team's surge to the title. I think if we see them on a list, it will help this sink in more. I am not sure some fans, myself included, realize how special this team's accomplishment is. It reminds me of the 2001 Pats team. Resilient. Total TEAM. Every single player did something at some point to help. 1. 3rd team (I think) ever to come down 2-0 in a SC Final. 2. 1st team ever to win THREE series that went 7 games. 3. 1st team (I think) to be down 0-2 and win a Game 7 on the road. That's just off the top of my head. This doesn't even count Thomas's dazzzling postseason, littered with incredible saves. The best judge of this is when fans from other teams come up and comment to you about it.. That's sort of when you know it was that good. I would imagine, if I was an outsider, this would be one of the best playoffs and Cup runs ever. My barometer Cup Final was 1994. That playoff run was amazing. And the Cup Final was just incredible. But, this may top it. The drama was like nothing I had never seen before, mostly due to Vancouver's unprofessional behavior and Boston's incredible resiliency and team play.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
While I'd completely agree that the description of them as a total team is accurate and the comparison to the 2001 Pats is also correct, I keep coming back to them reminding me of the 2004 Red Sox.
Blowing out Philly reminded me of blowing out the Angels, although the defeat of Philly was "getting even" just like they did against the Yanks. And the 3 different Game 7s reminded me of the heartstopping "sudden death" feel of each game 4-7 against New York.
Also, the way the Red Sox seemed to have a different hero every night, same as the B's. Of course the Sox had stars Schilling, Pedro, Manny, Papi just like the B's had Thomas, Chara, Bergeron and David K... although the return from injury comparison of Schilling/Bergeron is interesting... the Sox had huge contributions from Foulke, Arroyo, Roberts, Belhorn and a number of one-night heros just like the B's had Seguin, Peverly, Ryder, etc.
I suppose any long successful championship run results in a lot of different heros but it felt like 2004. It also felt like 2004 because not only was it similarly draining and emotionally exhausting, but every night you wondered if the magic would end tonight? And the pure disbelief that it was going all the way.
An incredible run.